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    edrie, Crashing Vor, Ckntfld, yella dawg

    First, never expect most of what you do to work. I figure if 10% of my effort has a result, I am doing well. But you have to work the 100% to get the 10% result and that is still more than most people are doing. Change is never easy. But it is worth the effort.

    Second, contact the campaigns of those candidates in close races. Better yet, contact some local races like judicial candidates, school board, etc. THEY get very few votes and your efforts can make a HUGE difference.

    Third, have a phone banking party through Democracy for America.  This is a strategy that worked very well in 2006 and 2008.

    Fourth, if you are in any way trying to help a campaign, read Drew Westin's book "The Political Brain." It has a huge amount of information of how to approach voters. Consider it required reading for any politically active Democrat.

    Finally and most importantly, feel proud of what you are doing. Whatever the outcome, you are doing the right thing.

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

    by mole333 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 06:23:57 PM PDT

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